Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction, Anthony Doerr, to Release New Book in Albuquerque, 4/5

Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, Anthony Doerr, will visit Albuquerque for an event sponsored by Bookworks at the Albuquerque Academy for the paperback release of his beloved book, All the Light We Cannot See. The event is April 5, at 7 pm, at Albuquerque Academy's Simms Auditorium, at 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE. Tickets are $17 and include a signed paperback.

The book, published by Simon & Schuster's Scribner imprint, has been in hardcover for nearly three years after a popular run as a New York Times best-seller for more than two of those years, and a long stay at the #1 spot.

The book was inspired when Doerr pondered what it would be like to "meet" someone over the radio. The love story features a blind French girl, Marie Laure, and a German boy, Werner, whose paths converge as they both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work.

Anthony Doerr is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See. He is also the author of two story collections Memory Wall and The Shell Collector, the novel About Grace, and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome. He has won four O. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award, the National Magazine Award for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Story Prize. Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.

Tickets to the event are $17 plus tax and include a signed paperback of All the Light We Cannot See. Doerr will present a slideshow, answer questions from the audience, and sign books. Tickets are available via phone at 505-344-8139, online at http://www.bkwrks.com/anthony-doerr-ticket or at Bookworks, at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW.

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